This weekend Jamie Conlan took another step towards a World Title eliminator, earning a unanimous decision victory over David Koos at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.
Despite moving to 18-0 and co-headlining a bill in his hometown, the 30-year-old appeared to be slightly disappointed with the win when speaking in an interview with iFL TV.
“It was routine,” he said. “Look, it was good but I’m always very critical of what I can do. The fans seem happy so I’m happy.”
Currently ranked at number three with the WBO, Conlan is hoping his next fight will be a final eliminator for a World Title shot next year.
“It felt a bit draining with everything going on in the background during the week. The press were really pushing the next fight but nobody was talking about this one.
“The team had to push it into me that this one was just as important. I know the next fight will be late February or early March. Who it is and what it’s for is out of my control,” said ‘The Mexican’.
Earlier this year Conlan beat Anthony Nelson to lift the Commonwealth Super-Flyweight belt in a thrilling fight of the year, but he said not every fight can be all-out action.
“It’s not good for longevity or your career when your hands and eyes are busted up. It’s not good for your health in the future. I said before, I’ll be damned if I do and damned if I don’t. It’s job done,” he added.
Watch the full interview with Jamie Conlan below: